Cricketer Ben Stokes is now the highest overseas earner in the Indian Premier League.
In 2005, when he was living in Cockermouth, Border TV spoke to him at the local cricket club.
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They handed out flowers, sweets and cards and gave high-fives, hugs and smiles to members of the public in Carlisle city centre.
He was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary with injuries not believed to be life threatening.
Local musicians clubbed together and put on a gig to raise money for a pub that's supported their music for years.